Here’s a tweet about Betsy DeVos that seems a little slanted based on what isn’t there:
— The Hill (@thehill) September 21, 2017
The Hill’s tweet managed to whip up some anti-Trump admin sentiment:
So much entitlement. So much. Courses through our culture of "public service." https://t.co/nWVmEpO7Qk
— Maximillian Potter (@maxapotter) September 21, 2017
Nooo, shocking! Just like every grifter in this administration. https://t.co/d5wtwTLIIn
— Ale (@aliasvaughn) September 21, 2017
But there’s just one problem. Something missing from The Hill’s tweet:
You might want to mention in your headline that she pays for it herself. https://t.co/IefClTmKt8
— Ben (@BenHowe) September 21, 2017
Oh, yeah, well there’s that. An important piece of information is missing from the tweet, but at least it does appear in the headline and article at the site:
There really isn't any excuse for using this headline. 140 chars is more than enough to say "uses her own private jet & pays for it herself" https://t.co/WN7lsEC6GS
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) September 21, 2017
This is a misleading headline. Its her own plane and she pays for it.
— Douglas Patch (@DouglasPatch) September 21, 2017
Oh ffs. She takes HER OWN jet and doesn't ask for reimbursement. This headline is absurd. https://t.co/Chp2BCPPim
— Katherine Mangu-Ward (@kmanguward) September 21, 2017
— Matthias Reynolds (@RealMReynolds) September 21, 2017
Ridiculously misleading headline @thehill. Seriously. Shameful.
— Minivan Mojo (@MinivanMojo) September 21, 2017
— Wendy Mortensen (@wndywitch) September 21, 2017
With all that in mind, there’s a different angle to this story that the mainstream media will most certainly avoid:
Alternate headline: Devos saves taxpayers money https://t.co/zLSPCFNDIk
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizWFB) September 21, 2017
We’ll wait for the MSM to go with that one. ::crickets::
So, she’s saving taxpayers money?
— Kevin L (@kevinlc20) September 21, 2017
Ok and it's her jet , which means she pays for it which means saves tax payers money
— Vareck Bridges (@Gray_Wolfs76) September 21, 2017
"DeVos uses private jet* for work-related travel.”
*Her *own* jet, which she pays for at no cost to taxpayers. https://t.co/QLSCMNEVUO
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) September 21, 2017
That she pays for herself so she can save taxpayers money. https://t.co/yqoyXESZzn
— Kim Priestap (@kimpriestap) September 21, 2017
Those details aren’t helpful to the narrative.
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